Publication : “Prints and Theatricality in the French Revolution”.

TREVIEN Claire, Satire, Prints and Theatricality in the French Revolution, Oxford, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, 2016, 280 p.

TREVIEN Claire, Satire, Prints and Theatricality in the French Revolution, Oxford, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, 2016, 280 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

The Revolutionary era was a period of radical change in France that dissolved traditional boundaries of privilege, and a time when creative experimentation flourished. As performance and theatrical language became an integral part of the French Revolution, its metaphors seeped into genres beyond the stage. Claire Trévien traces the ways in which theatrical activity influenced Revolutionary print culture, particularly its satirical prints, and considers how these became an arena for performance in their own right.

Following an account of the historical and social contexts of Revolutionary printmaking, the author analyses over 50 works, incorporating scenes such as street singers and fairground performers, unsanctioned Revolutionary events, and the representation of Revolutionary characters in hell. Through analysing these depictions as an ensemble, focusing on style, vocabulary, and metaphor, Claire Trévien shows how prints were a potent vehicle for capturing and communicating partisan messages across the political spectrum. In spite of the intervening centuries, these prints still retain the power to evoke the Revolution like no other source material.

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Maxime Georges Métraux (2016, 12 octobre). Publication : “Prints and Theatricality in the French Revolution”. Groupe de Recherche en Histoire de l'Art Moderne. Consulté le 4 mars 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/p68r

Maxime Georges Métraux

Doctorant en Histoire de l'art moderne (Université Paris IV –Sorbonne, Centre André Chastel – UMR 8150). Expert pour la galerie Hubert Duchemin et chargé d’enseignement à l'Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée. Commissaire scientifique de l’exposition "Chic Emprise : Cultures, usages et sociabilités du tabac du XVIe au XVIIIe siècle" (22 juin - 23 septembre 2019) au musée du Nouveau Monde de La Rochelle.

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